11:10 09.04.2016

Rutte tells Poroshenko Netherlands in favor of free travel for Ukrainians

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Rutte tells Poroshenko Netherlands in favor of free travel for Ukrainians

Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko have discussed the outcome of the Dutch referendum and further steps in a course of a telephone talk under an initiative of the Dutch party.

"Rutte said that he was disappointed with the outcome of the referendum, which took place in the Netherlands on April 6…The Dutch premier made believe that his state backed granting of a visa free travel regime for Ukrainian people," reads a report posted on the president's website on Friday evening.

The leaders of two states discussed further steps needed for Ukraine-EU Association Agreement come into effect.

"This is a historical agreement completely meets strategic interests of Ukraine and European Union, including the Netherlands," Rutte told Poroshenko.

Poroshenko noted Kyiv's devotion to Association Agreement implementation, including an item on deep and overwhelming Free Trade Area.

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